Nike Strategic Planning MBA Intern

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Every successful team at Nike needs a brilliant game plan. Strategic Planning teams shape and drive the company’s growth agenda by leading the business planning processes, aligning enterprise leadership to make our biggest opportunities a reality, and spearhead transformational projects across Nike’s diverse businesses and geographies. Embedded in teams across the company, we serve as critical thought partners to our senior leaders to explore complex business issues, conduct consumer, competitive and market analyses, create financial models, and develop action plans to galvanize our teams. Our team is known for acquiring and developing high-octane talent for the company; we’re proud of the numerous Strategic Planning alumni who have gone onto leadership roles within Nike’s functions and businesses. With top talent and the DNA to catalyze action, our teams help write the future of sport by charting Nike’s path forward!  


Nike Strategic Planning is looking for MBA talent interested in Corporate Strategy. We have exciting internship opportunities across the following Strategy teams: Geographies & Marketplace, Consumer, Product & Brand, Global Operations & Technology, Enterprise, and Marketing. Team placement is based on business need so interest in various teams is preferred. These teams lead Nike into the future, catalyze profitable and sustainable growth, inspire and drive thought leadership and embrace a culture of inclusiveness.  


As a Strategic Planning Intern, you’ll partner to develop elements of NIKE, Inc.’s global long-term growth strategy. You’ll manage one or more cross-functional projects in support of management to help identify and evaluate critical strategic priorities and/or problems, and to catalyze action against these priorities through long-range business planning and performance management.  

Project examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cross-consumer assessment of Sport dimensions and determine the potential brand & commercial impact of cultural & sport moments 

  • Develop a recommendation for expanding our digital footprint in an international emerging market 

  • Identify growth opportunities and define a consumer narrative for key consumer segments 

This is a paid internship opportunity with relocation assistance. Curious to know what it’s like to be part of a world-class Internship Program? Check out our recap video from last summer: Nike Internship Program Recap Video

This internship – as well as full-time positions – are located in-person at the NIKE, Inc. World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR.  Check out this video of our World Headquarters to learn more about life on campus: Nike WHQ Campus Video



  • Enrolled in a MBA program with an expected graduation date of December 2024 or Spring 2025 

  • Background in corporate strategy, strategy consulting, business development, corporate development, investment banking, finance, digital/e-commerce, retail or general apparel brands, or related fields   

  • 3-5 years work experience strongly preferred  

  • Cover Letter and resume submission (PDF) required  


  • Demonstrated problem structuring and strategic problem-solving skills with experience leading multiple simultaneous projects. 

  • Ability to navigate and thrive in ambiguity and influence across a cross-functional, matrixed environment. 

  • Experience presenting to and influencing senior leadership with excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with a positive, can-do attitude. 

  • Ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and financial models.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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